4 APRIL 1914, Page 3

The public sittings of the Select Committee of the Lords

to inquire into the charges brought against Lord Murray came to a close on Thursday. Owing to the crisis, we were unable last week to describe the very important and significant admissions made by Lord Murray when under cross-examina- tion. As it is, we think it better now to abandon any attempt to summarize the evidence, and to wait till the Report of the Committee is issued. We would warn our readers, however, not to imagine that, because the proceedings seem dull to the ordinary public, therefore nothing of importance trans- pired. The proceedings only seem dull because they were conducted with decency, decorum, and impartiality, and thus form a complete contrast to the spirit of partiality and partisanship which disgraced the proceedings of the House of Commons Committee.